"Simply great essays by talented writers" –Library Journal

Winter 2016

Issue #58, The Weather

Can you believe this weather we’re having?

We’re not just making small talk: our winter issue, Creative Nonfiction #58, is all about the weather. Whether enveloped in fog, stranded in a blizzard, or steering through a sea squall, the writers featured in this issue are battling forces larger than themselves. That’s what the weather does, after all: puts us in our place.

Plus, Al Roker talks about the challenges of writing creative nonfiction; Dot Earth blogger Andrew C. Revkin reflects on 30 years of covering climate change; how technology is changing memoirists’ work; tiny truths; and more.

Read Now

What's the Story #58 Lee Gutkind

There's an element of mystery to the weather; that's what keeps it interesting. read more

In the Grip of the Sky Sonya Huber

If you're wracked with joint pain, you don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows. read more

Online Reading

Al Roker

America's weatherman on his accidental television career; why we’re so addicted to watching news coverage of weather events; and the satisfactions of writing books. more

Finding Truth in Technology

Sejal H. Patel

"What will 'true' mean when we have so many technological tools to aid us in recreating settings and scenes?" more


True Stories, Well Told

Edited by Lee Gutkind & Hattie Fletcher

Twenty of the most vital and vibrant stories from Creative Nonfiction magazine's first 20 years of literary publishing. more


The 2016 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference

Three days exploring the art, craft, and business of creative nonfiction with authors, editors, agents, and publishers. From brainstorming to book promotion, we’ve got you covered. more




Get it straight from the pros! One-on-one interactions, customized courses, and a flexible schedule.

Online Classes

Produce your best work with the help of professional guidance, firm deadlines, and a lively community of writers.


Learn new skills and gain essential experience in the world of literary publishing.

CNF in the Classroom

Creative Nonfiction makes a great educational resource; discounts are available for classroom use.